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My wife and I were fortunate enough to inherit a home close to the Siesta Key public beach. My parents bought it in the mid 1980’s when they discovered the fairly unknown paradise. We enjoyed decades together celebrating on the beach and getting a break from the brutal Chicago and Jersey winters. As our family grew….we began to think about options for our great location and sought the advice of professionals.

With some amazing angels watching over us, our search pretty quickly brought us to MGB partners Steve Ellis and Grant Castilow. They have assembled an amazingly talented team of individuals who were smart, caring, honest and eager to provide FIRST CLASS SERVICE. Steve provided excellent insights into critical design features and worked very well with our architect. Grant provided a very detailed plan for the construction and met every deadline (actually got us in 2-3 weeks early!). Doug has an amazing network of vendors and provided lots of choices. Gail was very organized and creative and was fun to work with during the selection process. Gina in accounting provided reports and docs in a timely manner and was quick to answer any questions we had. Of course the house never would have come together without the talents of Bob Breeden, who managed all the day to day elements of the build. He sent out weekly emails detailing progress, upcoming events and great pictures.

This construction project was very special given the fact it was my parent’s home. We were seeking to build a new home that would survive for generations on this special plot. It was a tall task and we are very happy to say that MGB delivered in every way in building our DREAM HOUSE!John Dowers

We know how difficult and crucial it is to choose a builder. It’s not just about bricks and trusses. It’s about experience, of course, but the word applies to so many skills, professional, practical, social, even personal.
In MGB, we found the expertise, the innovation, the precision, the imagination and the honesty, the communication, even the manners, certainly the respect of our priorities as well as of our agreement. Should we or friends ever need a smart house, there will be no need to search nor question, no reason to gamble. For us, it will be MGB.
Gratefully yours, PGPatrick and Maarit Guillaume
MGB Built offers superior quality and craftsmanship, excellent communication, and professional employees. The standard finishes far superior to many builders in town. Their clients are happy and many are repeat customers.jllinehan
Steve Ellis, Grant Castlow, and the entire team at MGB Built are consummate professionals in every sense of the word. Their subject matter expertise in the area of sustainable building is world class and they absolutely delivered on their promise of total transparency and attention to detail that I expected throughout our project. I highly recommend them !John Ferrari, Jr., Esq.
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Steve and Grant over the last several years, and I can say with confidence that their work is immpecable, and their attention to detail is absolutely amongst the best I’ve seen here in Sarasota.Coastal Home Photography, llc
From the Spring of 2015 to February 2016, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School’s board members and administrators worked productively with Steve Ellis and MGB to build a new Marine Science Center on the school’s property next to the McLewis Bayou. Steve and his team met with us weekly to ensure his team was always listening and finding creative ways to accommodate the needs for this unique project that came with a specific budget. Constructing a building that contains a high school science wet-lab, an elementary marine science classroom, a multifaceted space with a 42 X42 foot map of the waters-of-the-world on the floor, plus an open air area that contains a marine life holding tank was no easy task, but the MGB team were true professionals and made our dream space come to life. We appreciated their professional demeanor and approachable attitude throughout the project.Jan Pullen
My Green Buildings is on of the premier builders in the Sarasota and Boca Grande areas. We recently completed a total renovation of a home on Boca Grande with My Green Buildings, and it was managed smoothly and promptly from start to finish. The quality of their work is unparalleled. They are responsive to requests, and a pleasure to have as part of our team. We love working with and recommend them highly!Hughes Design Associates
My Green Buildings is on of the premier builders in the Sarasota and Boca Grande areas. We recently completed a total renovation of a home on Boca Grande with My Green Buildings, and it was managed smoothly and promptly from start to finish. The quality of their work is unparalleled. They are responsive to requests, and a pleasure to have as part of our team. We love working with and recommend them highly!Hughes Design Associates
MyGreenBuildings took our vision of our waterfront home, enhanced it, and then brought it to life, crafted to perfection. It began with a fortress-like poured concrete framework on an expertly engineered foundation that has left us confident that our home will be the last structure standing in the wake of any hurricane. It ended with an impressive attention to detail right down to the wooden plugs over every exposed screw in the deck. The result was a beautiful home, elegant in its simplicity and livability.

Stan Welch, our construction foreman, is worth his weight in gold. While exacting in his attention to the smallest details, he is soft-spoken and easygoing, qualities crucial to bringing calm to a process with considerable potential for stress. He was ingenious at bringing novel solutions to every problem that arose and inspired confidence that every possible problem could be resolved. His temperament also won the hearts of our neighbors and made the process of construction in their backyards as painless as possible. A bonus was his extensive knowledge of the local flora and fauna, which he shared with enthusiasm. His contribution has been priceless.

The rest of the team was also first class. Steve Ellis and Grant Castilow took us through the initial design phase from our original concept to an executable design. Becky Johnson guided us through finishing selections and provided a weekly update of progress with projections of what was to come. Doug Gratias and Gina Kiger handled the financial aspects of the project with appropriate transparency. All members of the team showed considerable pride and investment in their work.Rick Moskovitz

We serendipitously discovered an MGB Built “spec home” and immediately fell in love with the design, quality of construction, MGB’s reputation, mission and subsequently the MGB staff, as well. Our first interaction with both Stephen & Grant solidified our decision to purchase the spec home to become our new semi-custom home. The staff’s (Mark, Becky, Doug, Gina) professionalism, expedience and flexibility to cater to our challenging “change” orders has been beyond exceptional. The communication from each MGB staff to keep us informed includes a weekly summary of the project’s progress. We value the MGB staff’s expertise, input and strict adherence to the project’s timeline. We have been pleased with the sub-contractors and look forward to our new MGB built home! We are confident our home will be another MGB show-piece!

Thank you MGB!J&B Kaine

MyGreenBuildings is a great company. They were professional and easy to work with. The end result was beautiful. We would definitely hire them again.400palmetto
My Green Builders designed and built our home on Siesta Key, Sarasota Fl. It was a wonderful fun experience. Building on a barrier island has many requirements which can limit your design. Steve Ellis and Grant Castilow of MGB gave us a spectacular home on a small lot which we will enjoy for years to come. Many of our friends said it was such a stressful project building a new house. Not if you get the right team to do the job. MGB is very detailed and conscious of your time and input. Their design leader, Becky Johnson, is amazing at taking an idea and custom making it a reality. Our project manager was Derek Chipman, who saved us money on many of the details and kept us completely informed as to the progress and challenges of the project. If you are building or rehabbing a home in the Sarasota area call MGB.Bill Cross
I have been following the work of My Green Buildings (MGB) here in Sarasota for the past several years. As an architect and general contractor who has been involved in the green building movement since its infancy in Colorado I take a particular interest in those companies that have embraced the green building philosophy. Now, working as an architect here in Sarasota I have had the opportunity to observe several of the very impressive projects that My Green Buildings has been involved in. With the benefit of years of combined experience that the staff at MGB possess they have the ability to combine today’s wealth of building science technology with cutting edge design to construct some of the most aesthetically pleasing and earth friendly projects on the west coast. We at OZ Planning & Design have just recently had the opportunity to collaborate with MGB on an upcoming project and we are very excited to work alongside MGB to create yet another amazing building on the shores of Sarasota Bay. I highly recommend MGB to anyone in the market for either a new high end custom home or whole house remodel here on Florida’s west coast and beyond!Oswldrg12
MyGreenBuildings is a professional contractor whom is a pleasure to work with. As an architect of custom residences we appreciate the expertise and professionalism of a good builder. We highly recommend MGB for your next custom residential project.Clifford M. Scholz Architects Inc.
MyGreenBuildings is a professional contractor whom is a pleasure to work with. As an architect of custom residences we appreciate the expertise and professionalism of a good builder. We highly recommend MGB for your next custom residential project.Clifford M. Scholz Architects Inc.
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It is with out reservation that I reccomend Steve Ellis and My Green Builders. I am a real estate profesional, several of my clients have used My Green Builders with excellent results and rave reviews.
Companies approach is high quality and very conscientious.
Its refreshing to reccomend someone who continually delivers positive results.Nora Johnson

We are the architects of a small but complex addition to an existing house from the 1930’s on Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida. MGB management and crew took on the job with enthusiasm, provided great service to the owner and completed the project to everybody’s satisfaction. They resolved construction issues quickly, while respecting the design intention of the project. The quality of construction, given the modest budget, and the attention to detail was outstanding. We had a complicated roof condition and an enormous tree in the project, which they handled with aplomb!
We would not hesitate to recommend MGB, and hope we will work again with them soon!Armstrong + Cohen Architecture
I love the Ellis House… not only is it sustainable and environmentally sound it is stunningly beautiful. The warm open rooms bring nature inside. I love the care to every detail from maritime signs to chenille bedspreads in a child’s room. The house is inviting and uber functional. It doesn’t feel like an over designed sterile project it feels like a home that happens to work perfectly in design. Mariel Hemingway
We recently completed a state of the art facility to house our corporate headquarters and used My Green Buildings for the project. After a year of being in the facility we could not be happier with both the functionality and quality of their workmanship. Not to mention the MGB’s team is second to none to have as a build partner. They are both friendly to work with and are proactive at keeping you informed as the project progressed.

As we expand in the future we will use MGB again and again!Scottsense

After a previous horrible experience building a custom home, we were reluctant to build another home. We did decide to demolish an existing home to build a new, hurricane resistant, home on a barrier island. We worked with My GreenBuilders to create a wonderful new home. We were more than pleased with this construction team…Grant and Steve are the best, and we would build with them again.Ansidco
We have worked with other contractors prior to hiring MGB and the experience with them was everything we have always hoped for. Clear communication; tight timeframe; outstanding quality; and they showed a lot of care for every part of the process. They were a joy to work with, very creative and have great taste. If you are looking for a general contractor, Steve and Grant are two of the most professional and honest people I know.Craig Worsham
We have a 1926 home and after interviewing a number of architects and builders, decided to contract w/ My Green Buildings for the addition of a large dining room, and a gazebo in our gardens. It was an excellent decision! MGB took great pains w/ every detail to make sure that our addition accurately melded into our existing home. Both the exterior and interior detail work was magnificent! Everyday, one of the MGB partners was on site to insure that the project manager and workmen were performing up to standards. And, the construction site was always clean. We would never undertake any building project w/out MGB. Superb company!!!Sandi Stuart
“I wanted to drop you a note to let you know Lisa and I are so very satisfied with this house. We have been so pleased with what you were able to accomplish for us…”
Drs. Lisa and Amir Arbisser, Siesta Key, FL
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“It doesn’t feel like an over-designed, sterile project. It feels like a home that happens to work perfectly in design.”
Mariel Hemingway, Actor/Filmmaker/Author
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“The reason we selected MGB is your work represented your ability to embrace different and deliver a true custom home with the finest fit and finish. We love our home.”
Wayne and Mindy Rollins, Longboat Key, FL
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“You have created a company that not only does what it promises, but over-delivers on those promises; providing excellent quality and timeliness at a very fair cost!”
Claudia Moricz D.D.S., M.S., Sarasota
“As an architect of custom residences we appreciate the expertise and professionalism of a good builder. We highly recommend MGB for your next custom residential project.”
Cliff Scholz, Clifford M. Scholz Architects Inc.
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“Not only is your quality above expectations, you were professional to work with and accessible throughout the project. We are supremely satisfied with everything and feel confident that if we ever need anything you will be right there to take care of it for us.”
Dr. Michael Pawlus, Sarasota
“MGB took great pains with every detail to make sure that our addition accurately melded into our existing home. Both the exterior and interior detail work was magnificent!”
Sandy Stuart and Mike Murray, Sarasota, FL
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“I was truly shocked that at our last meeting you showed us the project cost was $26,000 less than we expected! That’s truly a first.”
Marti and David Geske, Sarasota
“MGB helped design and built our home on Siesta Key. It was a wonderful, fun experience…If you are building or rehabbing a home in the Sarasota area, call MGB.”
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“As far as we are concerned, you will receive high praise if called-on to provide a testimonial.”
Dr. Gregory Hanes, M.D., Sarasota
“The company’s approach is high quality and very conscientious. It’s refreshing to recommend someone who continually delivers positive results.”
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“Just a note to tell you how much I am enjoying my magnificent new home. I greatly appreciate the craftsmanship of all the trades.”
Kathy Lauder, Siesta Key, FL
“We worked with MGB on a major remodel of our residence. (Likely more involved than building new.) The drywall was removed to the block and the ceiling height was raised. New windows doors, roof, flooring, kitchen, baths, electric and plumbing. We are thrilled with our new home and with the performance of this company. The company and staff is well organized, professional, talented and best of all fun! We were well informed during the project. Regular written reports and personal input and visits from the group. A great team effort when it came to changes and design ideas. Best of all we were way under budget! Highly recommend using this group.”
Ann Martin, Sarasota FL
“Like all Floridians and Sarasotans, we felt various levels of fear, anxiety and concern as Hurricane Irma approached and the forecasts became increasingly more dire. In addition to sharing the experience together and with family, the thing that gave us the most confidence and comfort was knowing that we were going to ride it through in a MGB built Granada Park home. We knew, and Irma confirmed, that we are living in as strong and secure a structure as one can find. The design and quality that MGB puts in to the homes they build is unparalleled. While we hope to avoid any experience like Irma in the future, we can’t imagine a more secure place in which to do it than an MGB built home.”
Linda and Patrick McLain